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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

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This juicy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken from The Honour System is easy to throw together and pops right into the oven. Just mix up your marinade, pour over the chicken and bake. Dinner’s ready in an hour with minimal effort.

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42 responses to “Baked Honey Mustard Chicken”

  1. Avatar sussexbythesea says:

    How can this be tagged no added sugar when you are using honey and your nutrient breakdown is 18g sugar per portion! ? No wonder the public is confused… am trying to reverse type 2 diabetes here…

    • Avatar Darren says:

      That is quite a bit of sugar. Im glad I saw your comment I wouldnt have noticed otherwise.

    • Avatar LovesIceCream68 says:

      Sugar is sugar. And honey is (mostly) sugar. But if you’re choosing between the two from a health perspective, err on the side of the sticky stuff.

      Your body breaks food down into glucose in order to use it for fuel. The more complex a food — namely a carbohydrate — is, the more work it takes to break it down. Sugar is made of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, the sugar typically found in fruits, and is broken down very easily, leading to a surge of blood glucose. What your body doesn’t use right away gets stored as fat. Honey is also made mostly of sugar, but it’s only about 30 percent glucose and less than 40 percent fructose. And there are also about 20 other sugars in the mix, many of which are much more complex, and dextrin, a type of starchy fiber. This means that your body expends more energy to break it all down to glucose. Therefore, you end up accumulating fewer calories from it.

      Honey also has trace elements in it — stuff that bees picked up while going from plant to plant. These will depend on region, so depending on the source of your honey it could have varying small amounts of minerals like zinc and selenium, as well as some vitamins. And because honey doesn’t break down in nature, it doesn’t contain preservatives or other additives.

      As with anything sweet, you can overdo it, but if you’re going to use a spoonful of something in your tea, go for honey over sugar.

      –Keith Kantor, Ph.D., a nutritionist and author of the children’s book The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice

      • Avatar Christine says:

        This had nothing to do with sussexbythesea’s point. The issue is the recipe stating “no added sugar” and clearly sugar has been added…

        • Avatar Bobsysue says:

          Christine my diabetic friend cannot have sugar but may have honey … And does.
          The recipe DOES NOT contain sugar – therefore those on sugar free eating for their health can eat this. Please be grateful for the recipes given to us or we’ll finish up with no assistance from MFP purely as people are so pedantic .

    • Avatar Jenny says:

      Honey is a natural type of sugar that bees make from flowers. It is a MUCH healthier choice compaired to sugar, and your body breaks it down easier than sugar, not sending it directly to the places where sugar is absorbed and stored, as quickly; therefore, you can use it more efficiently as energy, before it sets in as sugar would. Honey is actually good for you, even for us as diabetics. Just don’t over-do it. But the amount in this recipe, per serving, is only con#idered as one carb count (15 = 1) or a tad more, and you can have five carb counts per meal, so it really isn’t that bad. 🙂

    • Avatar Sarah says:

      There’s sugar free honey that can b used instead of regular honey. Taste just bout the same 🙂

  2. Avatar LovesIceCream68 says:

    Sugar is sugar. And honey is (mostly) sugar. But if you’re choosing between the two from a health perspective, err on the side of the sticky stuff.

    Your body breaks food down into glucose in order to use it for fuel. The more complex a food — namely a carbohydrate — is, the more work it takes to break it down. Sugar is made of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, the sugar typically found in fruits, and is broken down very easily, leading to a surge of blood glucose. What your body doesn’t use right away gets stored as fat. Honey is also made mostly of sugar, but it’s only about 30 percent glucose and less than 40 percent fructose. And there are also about 20 other sugars in the mix, many of which are much more complex, and dextrin, a type of starchy fiber. This means that your body expends more energy to break it all down to glucose. Therefore, you end up accumulating fewer calories from it.

    Honey also has trace elements in it — stuff that bees picked up while going from plant to plant. These will depend on region, so depending on the source of your honey it could have varying small amounts of minerals like zinc and selenium, as well as some vitamins. And because honey doesn’t break down in nature, it doesn’t contain preservatives or other additives.

    As with anything sweet, you can overdo it, but if you’re going to use a spoonful of something in your tea, go for honey over sugar.

  3. Avatar gonnaturnforty says:

    can’t find it in your data base…

  4. Avatar nanaloseweight says:

    You mention, to begin, ”rinse & pat dry” the chicken, this is NOT recommended anymore as washing chicken is very dangerous.

  5. Avatar Guest says:

    A lot of these comments are aweful. If you do not like the reciepe then DO NOT make it and eat it, Simple as that. You and you alone are responsible for what you do to your body. If you cannot have the honey or sugar then find another chicken receipe.

    • Avatar camarks17 says:

      Exactly! If you’re a diabetic or a pre-diabetic, absolutely you need to be more careful about what you eat. For someone like me who doesn’t have that much sugar to begin with, this looks like an awesome recipe! Less than 300 calories per serving, very little fat, and high protein for something that looks so delicious?? I will definitely try this one out.
      Everyone has a different meal plan. If you can’t have this one, like you said, find a different recipe.

    • Avatar K B says:

      I agree. What kind of moron would go to a recipe for “Honey Mustard Chicken” and then complain that there is honey in the recipe?!?!?!

  6. Avatar Baggy315 says:

    Sugar or not – A very nice recipe. Thank you

  7. Avatar julie says:

    if you dont like the idea of using honey try rice malt syrup (lower in fructose). People are getting sugar mixed up with fructose. Lots of food we eat naturally contains sugar, try to find the ones that are lowest in fructose! When a recipe says sugar free it is usually talking about refined sugars. At the end of the day it is up to you to decide wether or not a recipe fits your dietary requirements or not. This is a great site with lots of healthy ideas and options for all!!

  8. Avatar Gabriele Jones says:

    Come on ppl, I am so tiered of everyone picking everything and anything apart. Sugar is sugar and honey is honey. If you don’t like the recipe…don’t use it. Appreciate that someone took the time to post this recipe FOR FREE!

  9. Avatar caroline says:

    I have a question. The serving size doesn’t really add up. It says use 24oz of chicken but the serving size is 4oz. and it serves 4 people. That doesn’t make sense.

  10. Avatar Starlet says:

    This is delicious!!! We cut the chicken into cubes, added onions & bell peppers to create kebabs then grilled on the BBQ. We halved the honey & served with leafy salad! We both don’t eat dairy so this recipe was perfect, healthy, dairy free & delicious!!! Thank you 🙂

  11. Avatar cpiton says:

    This looks good. Going to give it a try tonight. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. Avatar Julisa Marmolejos says:

    Just made this dish and it was quick, easy, and delicious! I face many challenges finding time to cook and cooking healthy meals that my spouse would enjoy with me. Huge win here! Thank you for sharing

  13. Avatar stallcleaner1000 says:

    Sorry to break the sugar debate, but I tried it today and I’d give it 5 stars! Let it sit to marinate for a little, then over cooked it a bit; oops! Still good with extra dressing. I cut it up, put it over a salad which I drizzled with the extra sauce, and served with broccoli and cheese. Yum!

  14. Avatar Mel says:

    The recipe for Baked honey mustard chicken states to use 24oz chicken breasts. The instructions say serves 4 x 4oz chicken breast that is only 16 oz why tell us to use 24 oz why not just give ingredients for 4 breasts. Would the rest of the ingredients reduce also.
    Confused.

  15. Avatar Sunnie84 says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I love chicken breast and I have been looking for new ways to eat it without getting bored. Can’t wait to cook and eat it.

  16. Avatar Paul Williams says:

    I tried this recipe tonight, with some slight modifications for ingredients not available to me, and it was a very nice tasting bit of chicken. This recipe goes into my “let’s do it again” file. I needed to replace sea salt, fresh chopped parsley and dried basil with kosher salt, dried parsley flakes and Club House brand Greek seasoning. That may have added to the calories and other markers slightly, but certainly not enough to blow my overall count for the day. Dinner for one, with three follow-up meals set aside for later. Perfect recipe. Thanks for posting it.

  17. Avatar Lisa Wethington says:

    I made this recipe using boneless chicken thighs and reduced the honey to 2 tbs. I have a family of four and finding healthy meals to fit everyone’s taste is difficult. However, they all loved this recipe!
    Many thanks to all who share recipes!

  18. Avatar HipsterHater says:

    “local if possible” for the honey.

    what do you do if you live somewhere that doesn’t produce honey eh you dirty feminist hippie

  19. Avatar Katie Harper says:

    You shouldn’t be telling people to wash the chicken. It spreads bacteria and is a serious health risk. Basic food safety.

  20. Avatar Amy says:

    Don’t rinse chicken, easiest way to spread salmonella around your kitchen

  21. Avatar AmandaDob says:

    This was so good, my picky two year old just ate half a breast!! Wow! Thank you! For some reason mine cooked after only 20 minutes but my oven seems to be pretty high powered I’m finding these days. Thanks for the toddler approved recipe!

  22. Avatar Kimberly Wicker says:

    Just popped this in the oven, can’t wait to try it!!!!! Did add some sweet peppers sliced up and used local honeycomb honey. This will be a great addition to our monthly recipe list. Thank you!!

  23. Avatar Rachel Goulart says:

    I would like to say THANK YOU for posting a free recipe for people to use if they would like. Not that everyone who reads it HAS to use it, so the complaining is seriously rediculous and unnecessary! No added sugar…meaning no added SUGAR! I understand honey is a sweetener that contains sugar, but it is natural sugar. Do all of you fools write to Welcher’s and complain that there is actually sugar in their “no added sugar” juices?! No? Well that’s probably because A. your not able to hide behind your internet screen, trying to be a “know-it-all” bully, or B. because contrary to how childish and uneducated/uninformed you sound on here, there is actually something working in that brain of yours and you realize that fruits contain natural sugars. OMGosh just like honey!! So if you are a diabetic and can’t eat honey (though most can) you can either find a sugar free honey (my golly they do exsist) or don’t make the damn recipe. Starting some “omg there’s sugar in honey and she said no added sugar so now we’re all gonna die” uproar is just unnecessary. So thanks for the delightful sounding recipe! I think I will try it in my crockpot 🙂

  24. Avatar GrannyLu says:

    Ok-I can be a bit dense at times & this is one of them. Do I transfer them to a baking dish/pan once they are coated or do I bake them in the glass dish they were prepared in

  25. Avatar Jazzlyn says:

    Made the Honey Mustard Chicken today and loved it.

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